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CLDINO, MicnioAN To Save Our Eyes. 'There is a Uiblical Injunction ;alnst hiding our "light under a ishei." Yet it is probable that in a lort time nearly everyone who has as or electricity for lighting will bo erally covering the source of light .th a metal shade that looks very ich like a small bushel measure. r several years, lighting experts and ore particularly specialists in eye ( Oubles have decried tho evil effects -pou the eye of the direct rays from our modern brilliant light sources. This has been made moro evident by the introduction and general use of the new high candle-power metallic filament incandescent lamps. There iave, therefore, been many attempts i devise a method of interior illumlna on by which the rays arc reflected icq at least before reaching the eye. here is a considerable number of in allations in which this "indirect il .mlnatlon" is applied in different ways, the most successful heretofore being that in which the light is hidden behind brackets around the edge of the room and reflected towards the ceil ing. It has been very limited in appli cation owing to the loss, or absorption of light by the reflecting surfaces, ex plains the Technical World Magazine, but whero the expense is not consi'' ered, very pleasing results were p.o duced. Recent developments have been made that probably mark an epoch in Interior lighting and will make indirect illumination a very gen eral system. In order to make this method commercially available, that is, bring it within the reach of the man of ordinary means, two things were nec essary. The ordinary run of American poesy is steadily improving, and at a rate quite reasonable in the long his tory of literature, where a thousand stanzas are as a single line in tho sight of the muse. Take a hundred maga zines dated within the decade, ex claims tho New York Post, pick their best ten poems, and you will see how lucky the singers of our old sub colonial school were to be born early. Hut the tide has run strongest along the coast of IJohemia; in our colleges it has long seemed to be ebbing. Not even that noble immaturity which often appears in undergraduate prose has made itself felt in much under grndua'e verse. Football, bcro, fresh men and eccentric pr-fessors are the stock themes of 95 per cent, of such effusions, while the remaining five per cent, are college widows or bur- lesquers on Horace. The New Jersey legislature is con sidering a bill to prohibit children under 16 years of age from attendance at theaters unless accompanied by their parents or guardians. The nickel show has become a social problem in the east, and is in a way becoming a social problem in the west. Insubor dinaticn to teachers and parents is not decreasing under the Influence of film picture exhibits and flashy popular songs. Coy bandits are becoming moro numerous than ever. No won der, exclaims the Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin, that the New Jersey solons think it time that radical action should be taken to keep young America from growing old too fast. Homer is said to have nodded, and even a veteran and gifted Jurist like Chief Justice Fuller of the United States supreme court will occasionally be guilty of a "break." When swearing In President Taft on inauguration day In repeating the oath he made it read that Mr. Taft was obligated to "faith fully execute the constitution," Instead of the office of president. Secretary of State Knox, who has a ready wit stood by and is reported to have re marked in an undertone to the presi dent: "Don't do it." Whether ho did or not tho constitution is quite safe from molestation. Home-seekers will bo greatly en couraged by tho announcement that the interior department will soon throw open for settlement about a mil lion acres, of land which formerly be longed to the Crow Indian reservation In Montana. Opportunities to secure homes by entering upon government lands are growing fewer as the coun try fills up, says the Milwaukee Even ing Wisconsin, and in a comparatively short tlmo the land rushes wil be reminiscences to which future "old timers" may point as experiences that will never again bo enjoyed by new comers. A new stop watch has been brought out for use of physicians and numcs In counting pulse beats. The pressure of a button starts It and another pressure stops it and marks tho time when a given number of beats hate been counted. A permanent national exposition at Madrid, for the promotion of which an organization has been formed in Spain, will have for one of Iti ciief objects (he stimulation of scientiSc methods In agriculture and manufacturing. HUMAN BISTER'S DESPICABLE PLOT THE BODY OF HAROLD MOON FOUND IN THREAD LAKE. IS FOIL EASY MONEY PLOT. Heartless Scoundrel Attempted to Ex tort Money From the Grief Stricken Parents, But Failed. The mystery surrounding the disap pearance of Harold Moon, the 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Luman N. Moon, five weeks ago, was solved Sat urday morning when the body of the missing lad was found in Thread lake. In order to facilitate the search which had been in progress at the lake for several days, the sluices were re moved from the dam and the water was lowered to a depth of two or three feet. The discovery of the body was made by IJert Robson, one of the members of the searching party, who was in the boat alone. He immediately noti fied the other searchers, and after the inanimate little form had been taken from the shallow water, it was placed in an undertaker's wagon and conveyed to the morgue. While the search was being made Luman N. Moon, the father, had been lured to Delavan. Wisconsin, by a scoundrel who professed to be a kid naper holding the boy for ransom, whose blackmail letter follows: "Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Moon, these few lines tell you in brief how you can get your boy Harold returned to his home before the week is at the end. The boy will bo in the vicinity of this town the rest of the week, and I do this at his request as he Is tired of this life and. wants to como home. If you don't comply with this, you will not see him soon. This needs no reply, and if you tell any person or make any attempt at arrest you surely will fail to get him alive. This is what you are to do. on next Friday night at S:"0 or 9 o'clock, you fix It so you can get here at 7:"0 p. m. that night. At a time slaieii by yourself go to a street called ul- ward avenue to a place with a small cannon m the center, u is across from the Hotel Delavan." Put $300 in the mouth and return to Hotel Dela van and inside of an hour your boy will be there O. K. It is all off if you fail to do as asked. Dictated by your son." Mr. Moon at once wit for Delavan. On his arrival in Chicago he consult ed with a detective agency, telling his story and showing the anonymous letter he had received. Then, accom panied by Detective Charlesworth. he hurried to the Wisconsin city. In stead of leaving the money In the can non as directed in the letter, Mr. Moon prepared the following note: "I4 krwow notwlf yu ar,e, l)ut if you hafe the boy writf? the names of his brothers and sisters, the name of a book received at his last birthday and who he sleeps with when at home, I will produce the $o00 and no questions asked." This was placed in the cannon mouth and City Marshal Fleming and Detective Charlesworth 'stationed themselves where they could watch unseen. About 8:30 o'clock a large man darted up to the cannon, seized the letter and vanished into the dark ness. Acting on the orders of Mr. Moon, the officers made no attempt to fol low him, as the frenzied father feared such action might be discovered and result In harm to the boy. The officers got a good look at the man, however, and are confident of his identity. What charge may be brought against him is now being debated by the authorities. Though he sought to extort money he did not, and cannot be charged with abduction. What to do In the case is a puzzle to the auth orities. Immediately after receiving the news of the finding of his son's body Mr. Moon left for home. Cigarettes, Then Laudanum. "Know what's In that bottle:" asked Howard Bogardus, aged 19, son of Charles E. Bogardus. of Saginaw, to several chums late Thursday night as they stood before a rescue mission. "Morphine, I suppose," answered one. "No, it's laudanum," replied Bogar- nage Is subject to divorce. The ques dus, as he emptied the contents Into tlon arose in the suit of J. Dwaln his mouth, swallowed and with a cry I Moore, who is suing his wife for sep of 'pain fell to the sidewalk. nration. The supreme couris of other The young man was carried Into a ! states have held that common law nearby restaurant and coffee was i marriages cannot be dissolved. forced down his throat, acting as an emetic. Ho was removed to the hos pital, and after working over him nearly all night, the doctors say he will recover. The father of the lad says his suicide attempt was due to excessive cigarette smoking. A Tariff Petition. Blotted with the red marks of iron ore from the fingers of 5,000 miners, a monster petition bearing, in all, the names of 8.000 people protesting against the proposed Payne bill, plac ing iron ore on the free list, has been taken to Washington by Dr. William McBurney, a prominent upper Michi gan physician of Stambaugh, and pre sented to the Michigan senators and congressmen. The petition, which Is over 400 feet long, is the result of a recent mass meeting held at Stam baugh to protest against the passago of the Iron ore clause. Frank Kornlcjewskl and sister. Wiodyslawa, of Menominee, are in jail in Holyoke, Mass., charged with the larceny of $3,100 from Anton Barod nuk, another Pole, with whom they had started for the old country. Glfford Plnchott, chief forester of the United States bureau, and tho man who decided against Michigan in favor of Wisconsin for the location of a forestry department, delivered an ad dress to the students at Ann Arbor Wednesday night. ' To show that the local men held no grudge, Mr. Plnchot was tendered a banquet at the Michi gan Union. STATE BRIEFS. The J. II. Amey Novelty Co., one of Port Huron's new industries, has commenced operations. August S. Snowsky, of Lansing, a Pole, whose home burned recently, says that some enemy started tho fire. At a recent meeting of the business men it was decided to hold a ten-day Chautauqua in Cadillac, beginning July 13. An epidemic of , pneumonia is pre vailing In Crisp, about nine miles north of Holland, and 34 cases have already been reported. The Eselg Co., of Detroit, has been awarded the contract for furnishing $250 worth of shrubbery to beautify the city parks of Marshall. D. D. Altken goes on record as be ing the first open-air speaker of the season In Flint. He addressed a large crowd In favor of local option. William Schlenka was sentenced to from 10 to 20 years In Jackson prison at Lansing for a criminal attack on his daughter, Matilda, aged 10 years. The state military board awarded the contract for the new M. N. G. ar mory to bo constructed at Saginaw to J. 13. Kerns & Son, his bid being $22, 27S. The Dunkley Co., of Kalamaoo, which was forced into bankruptcy through the failure of the fruit' crop, has been reorganized, and will reopen Its six canning factories. In the past month only one person has been arrested In Cadillac for drunkenness. This condition some people attribute to the strict enforce ment of the local option law. Miss Alice Baker, .of Kalamazoo, was given a headache powder by a physician and Immediately became un conscious, remaining in that state for three days despite all efforts to rouse her. Tho recent mad dog scare at Me nominee, during which nine persons were bitten. Is over, and the mayor and council have authorized the re moval of the muzzles from the ca nines. Barber Moore, and George Barton, alleged yeggmen, escaped from the Greenville Jail by dynamiting the floor of their cell. The drill used on tho cement floor was made of an old um brella handle. Samuel Decker, of Muskegon Heights, and his sister, Mrs. James Itedoye. of Newark, N. J., 'were re united Wednesday after a separation of 52 years. They were parted by the death of their parents. John Kemp, 55, a Bancroft farmer died of shock, caused by the excite ment of a runaway accident, lie wa? thrown out of the wagon when the team ran away, but physicians say that heart failure was the cause ol death. The coroner's; Jury in the case of Alexander McCollom, who was killed by a locomotive in the local Grand Trunk shops at Battle Creek, returned a verdict blaming the railroad corn party fur net properly iotedingits employes. Falling on a slippery sidewalk, Mrs. Caroline Laity, an old resident of Ish peming. fractured her right forearm. The accident wss peculiar in that it was the third mishap of exactly sim ilar nature that Mrs. Laity has ex perienced. Floyd Lash, 20. formerly of Camden met a violent death at Janesvillc, Wis., according to word received by relatives. He was working for a rail road and the body was found in the yards with the head severed and one arm cut off. Senator Ming has introduced a bill at the suggestion of the superinten dent of public Instruction, permitting the state to accept a surety bond in stead of a personal bond from the treasurer of the state board of pub lic instruction. Samuel Hohorn asked the Grand Rapids police Thursday to aid him In a search for his daughter, Eliza, 18 He says the girl left him several days ago and, while he hears from her by note almost dally, she refuses to re veal her whereabouts. Charles Ecklund, GO years old, sick and mentally weakened, is wandering about somewhere in the woods ol Menominee county, and searchers are fesrful that he will die before they can locate him. He has been slch more than two years. The supreme court will decide whether or not a common law mar- Instructors -representing nearly every county in the state, about 1,500 in all, attended the forty-fourth an nual meeting of the Michigan School masters' club at Ann Arbor, It being tho largest convention of the kind In the history of the state. While the parents were absent the 3-year-old daughter of Jacob Jonas, of Kalamazoo, attempted to remove the 7-months-old baby from a high chair, and the ribbons of the child's hood caught In such a manner that the baby was hanged, dying from stran gulatlon. Because the secretary-treasurer of the local ladles' auxiliary of the Port Huron B. R..T. forgot to file her an nual report with the state Insurance commissioner, the organization was liable to action on the part of the state body. Tho report was filed re cently, nearly six months late. According to a decision of the su preme court, a motorcycle Is classed as a vehicle, tho same as an automo bile. The decision was the result of the appeal of Henry G. Smith, who had been convicted in the Wayne circuit court of violation of the law govern ing motor vehicles. The question of fraternalism, that nearly separated the congregation of the German Lutheran Evangelical church of Muskegon, of which Rev. J. C. Lohrman Is pastor, has been settled by a vote of the church members de ciding to abolish all wearing of badges i lu church and at funeral' FLASHES FROM THE WIRE Private telegraphic advices received from Mexico City today are to the ef fect that Guatemala has concentrated a large portion of her army on tho Honduran frontier. The women suffrage bill passed the senate at -Madison, Wis. If the bill is ratified by a vote of the people, wo man suffrage would become operative. The measure now goes to the assem bly. Eight workmen were killed and eight others were injured by an explosion of several hundred pounds of dyna mite at Indian Creek, near Chllllcothe, O., where the Norfolk & Western rail road is double tracking. Rep. McCall, of Massachusetts, has Introduced a resolution requesting the president to open negotiations with the various nations of the globe look ing to an agreement for the neutraliz ation of the Philippine islands, and for the recognization of their independ ence whenever it 13 granted by tha United States. Military Prison Burned. The military prison at Fort Leaven tvorth, a $200,000 building, was de stroyed by fire late Wednesday night. Eight hundred prisoners, most of them desperate men, shrieked and tore at the steel bars of their cells as the glare of the flames lighted tho in terior. All were gotten out safely and not one escaped. The fire started in some rubbish carelessly left lying in the carpenter shop. The blaze was spectacular and the fort Are depart ment was unable to check It because of lack of water. The city department was rushed to the scene, but for thf same reason was powerless. Sugar Trust Called. Reassessments of duties amounting to a total Increase ,of $1,239,000 on sugar Imported by the American Sugar Refining Co. at tho refinery of Havemeyer & Elder, between Decem ber, 1901, and November, 1907, nave been ordered by Collector Loeb, of the port of New York. Of this amount, it was announced about $100,000 has been paid to the government by the American Sugar Refining Co. Mr. Ixeb ordered the rellquldatlon of the duties on the ground of fraud. The imposition of the Increased as sessments Is a result of the trial of the case of the government against the American Sugar Co., in which the government .was awarded $134,000. Ex-United States Attorney Stlmson and Assistant District Attorney Denl son, who prosecuted the case, have been retained by the department of Justice as special counsel to carry oa further litigation of a similar nature. In addition to the assessment of $1,239,000 the government also claims that it has been defrauded of about $500,000 In duties on sugar weighed at the refinery of Havemeyer & Elder, in Brooklyn, and also of $500,000 in duties on sugar weighed at the Jep sey City refinery prior to 1901. THE MARKETS. Detroit Cntile Extra dryfetl steers .iikJ lififers. 55 r0fi 6: jtpers una nelr rs. 1,000 to 1.200. $3T 5 40; steers and heifers S00 to 1.000. $4 7S.r 25; steers ami heifers, that are fat. 500 to 700, $4 fir 4 75; choice fat cows. $4 DO ft 4 75; srood fat cows, $4 0!' 4 25; common cows, $.? 3 50; canners. SI InGt'Z; choice heavy hulls. $4 COfM 60; fair to srood holoirnas. bulls. S 4 ei 4 25; stock bulls. fafti.'l 75; choke feeding steers. Sou to 1.000. 14 50i4 70; fair feeding steers, M0 to 1.000. SI ft. 4 25: choice stockers 500 to 700. S3 50 ft' 4: fair stockers, 500 to 700. J3 50ft 4; stock heifers. SZ 50ft 3; mllkcr. larpre, yonntr, medium age, SlOftiiO: common milkers. I20ft.0. Veal calves Marked 2;e to $ac hlRh- er thnn Inst Thursday; best. $7 75ft) S 2.; others. S4(t7; milch cows and nrinircrs. stendv. Sheep and lambs Market steaay with Wednesday. 10c to !. liiKher than last Thursday; best lambs. S7 7o ft 8 15: fair .o irood lambs, 7 Ztvo 50: light to common Iambs, 16 60ft 15: yearllnsrs. S6ft7: fair to good sheen, St 5045 50; culls and common. 0ft 3 floxs Market. Rood grades 15c to 20c higher than last Thursday. Kango of nrices: Light to good butchers. $6 90 ft 7; nig;?, itmii s-; iigni yorKers. u ou ft 6 75; stags, 1-3 off. East Buffalo Cuttle Market 100 15c lower: export steers, Stf 2506 75; best 1.200 to 1.300-lb shipping steers. 5 !06 40; best 1.000 to l.iow-io uo 5 70&G: best fat cows. $4 60(0)5 25 fair to good. S44 25; trimmers. S2 60 62)2 0: best fat heifers. Ij zscpfc 7& lieht fat heifers. S3 75W4: best bulls I 50ft)5: bologna bulls. 14 C'f 4 25. There was a little better demand here today for the fresh cows and springers, and with but few on the market they sold about 12 per head higher: best cows S40ft)55; medium, $350 4; common $25 ft) 33. Ilogs .MarKPt BieAciy: neavy. a au vorkers. S7 15(fl)7 25: nigs. S5 75. SSheep Market active; best lambs, S8 25ft)S 30; culls. $707 50; yearlings 5 60ft7 2s: wethers. 6c bo; ewes, J5 75(i6 25: closed slow. Calves $4 50 ! 75. Cm I a, Ktc. WHEAT Cash No. 2 red. $1 30; May opened at $1 26 and advanced to si 2 July opened l-4c higher nt $1 09 1 -and advanced to $1 09 1-2; September -..ptned at II 02 and held steaay; rso 3 red. $1 27; No. 1 white, si 30. COIIN Cash No. 3, 68 l-4c; No. I yellow, 69 l4c. OATS Cash No. 3 white. 67 l-4c bid sample. 1 car nt 5f, 3-4c. 11VK Cash Nrv 2. Mc bid. TUSAXS Cash, $2 36 bid; May, $2 41 hid. CLOVERSKnn rrlme spot. 75 bags at $ 50; April. $5 50; October, 200 bag at $6 in; sample. 40 bags nt J; 2 ft. z at 5 15. 15 nt $. 14 at $4 75, K at 14 50: prime alrlke. 10 bags nt $8: sam Die nlsike. 7 bars nt $7 25.5 at $6 50 TIMOTHY SHKD Prime spot, 100 hnsr nt SI 65. HA RLE Y Good samples, $1 45t?l 50 nr cwt. FEF.n In 100-lb. sacks. Jobbing !- P.rnn. 128: conrse midddllngs. 129 fine middlings. $31: cracked corn and conrse cornmeal. $2; corn ad oat chop 195 nor ton. FTMn Rest Michigan patent, M 10 nrdlnarv patent. $5 75: straight, $5 65 clear. $5 60 per bbl. In wood. Jobbing tots. George D. Cortelyou, former secre tary of the treasury, took up his new duties as president of the Consolidated Gas company, of New York. As a result of a two days' conven tlon at Washington a union label de partment of tho American Federatioa of Labor was formed to promote union labels. President Frost, of Rerea college .exlngton, Ky., has invited Prealden Taft to be at the Lincoln farm May 30 to take part In the memorial ser Ices and plant a tree In honor of Jncoln. President Taft has the mat STATE LEGISLATURE; HEWS OF S0L01IS WHAT THE LAW-MAKERS AT LANSING ARE DOING NEW BILLS UP. WARNER ASKS A CHANGE Would Place Wire Companies on Ad Valorem Tax Law Basis Instead of Assessing Them Spe cifically. Lansing. Gov. Warner Tuesday afternoon sent to the house a special message urging the passago of a bill placing telegraph and telephone com panies under the ad valorem tax laws instead of taxing them speciflclally upon their earnings as at present. Such a bill has already passed the senate but the house committee hav ing it In charge has been considering a substltuto increasing the tax on earnings. In the message Gov. WTarner said in part: "Availing myself of a constitutional privilege and believing also that I am discharging a public duty I desire to call attention to the measure that has received the unanimous support of the senate and is now pending in the house of representatives, providing for the taxation of telephone and tele graph companies upon an ad valorem basis. "The principle sought to be put into effect by this measure is one that no candidate or party would dare oppose in any campaign. The use of the tele phone and telegraph grows with the in telligence of the people and the inter est of corporations catering to tho peo ple's needs and wants In these modern methods of communication is promoted and advanced by our schools and col leges. Why should they bear less of the burden of maintaining them than the farmer, the manufacturer, or the railway corporation? "It is impossible and always will be to avoid minor Inequalities in the tax ation of property, but that affords no reason or basis for a system that has for Its very object tho relieving of cer. tain property of a part of its obligation. The mistakes and inequalities that creep in should only come from the administration of the law and not as in this Instance bo a part of the law it self." Indians to Get $130,000. Special Indian Agent Horace E. Durant of Miami, Okla., was at Mar shall and visited the reservation of Pottawatomie Indians at their village southwest of that city. He came to look on those who belong to the Otta wa and Chippewa tribes. The roll of the Grand river band, to which they belong is about completed, and a gov ernment bounty of $130,000 will be di vided among them. He found 14 on the reservation and among them is old Ah-she-da-yah-son, tho Indian scribe whose quaint items appear from time to time In different state pa pers. This old Indian is over 90 years of age, but ho still Is a crack shot with the rifle and clever with the trap. Cold Storage Eggs Are O. K'd. The senate committee on nubile health decided to pigeon-hole Senator Snell s bill providing that cold storage products such as poultry and eggs should be branded when offered for sale, after listening to an explanation that was given by a committee from the Detroit butter and egg board. "The popular fallacy exists," said C. J. Chandler, "that all bad eccs are cold storage eggs, when as a matter of fact they are more likely to be bad be cause they have not been kept In cold storage. If there is to be any legisla tion it should be along the line of com pelling farmers to expedite their ship ments to dealers in order that the eggs may be properly preserved." Negro Students Lose. The supreme court has refused to grant a mandamus to reinstate F. D Booker and Wesley D. McCoy, two youns negroes, as students in the Grand Rapids Medical college, they having been denied the right to com plete their course nt that school be cause of the objection of other stu dents to them on account of theh color. The decision is not based on the race question, however, the coun stating that "It is the general rul that a mandamus will not He to com pel a private corporation to perform Hi obligations In contract with an Individ ual." Gives Mining Companies New Power, Senator Charles Smith Introduced a bill in the house amending the act pro viding for the incorporation of niln ing companies, authorising the stock holders of such companies to fix the minimum value of new stock issued. This practice has always been fol lowed, though as a matter of law it has not been legal to sell new stoc at more than par value. Gets It Coming and Going. Highway Commissioner Earlo , took advantage of a restitution presented by Representative Hatch and adopted by the house to give that body a little good advice in a communication. The resolution called on Earle for his an nual report, and In reply Mr. Earlo re marked that the members must get en Joyment In poking him no matter what ho does. Then Mr. Earle states that his report, along with those of several of the other state departments, has been In the hands of the public printer for several weeks. MICHIGAN'S HALL OF FAME JOHN HOEFT, JR. Representative Hoeit Is the man from Presque county. When he Is not at Lansing legislating he is at Rogers, Mich., which Is his homo town. Probe Allegation of Graft. The house proposes to Investigate tho allegation of a railroad passenger conductor, as quoted to the effect that the ten-cent penalty bill might have been passed had there been something in it for certain members. A resolu tion was introduced in the house by Representative H. Ti. Raker of Cheboy gan, calling for the appointment of a special committee to investigate the statement. The resolution sots forth that the publication of such a statement Is a serious reflection "upon tho honor and Integrity of the house, and the com mittee Is directed to report whether any member of tho house asked: "How much is there In it?" The committee is authorized to sit during sessions and compel the at tendance of witnesses. Speaker Camp bell named as the committee Repre sentatives Raker, F. C. Miller of Ionia and Farmer of Livingston. Prison Labor Bill Agreed To. The house In committee of the whole unanimously agreed to tke darken bill which provides for the abolishment of contract labor in the prisons of the state at the expiration of the present contracts, and tho em ployment of prisoners on state account. Under the terms of the bill, if it be comes a law, the governor will convene the members of the boards of control of all state prisons in Joint session within sixty days after the act goes into effect and choose, from among the board members three to serve with him as a board of prison industries. This board I3 to Investigate and plan a system of employment for the per sons confined in state prisons, which will bring the mqst profit to the state without interfering in any way with Michigan industries. Deficit of Two Million Likely. Figures made by those most familiar with the financial affairs of the state indicate the deficit at the end of the present year in tho state treasury will be at least $2,000,000. There has been talk among pome members that It would have been wise to submit to the people this spring a proposition to bond the state or borrow sufficient money to take care of the deficit. The administration was strongly against any move of this character and timid ones feared such a policy. Chairman Rice of the ways and means committee says the budget will not exceeed $10, 000,000. Senator Ming Asks Investigation. Another legislative investigation was started on its way when Senator Ming, chairman of the senate committee on fisheries, declared that the facts which had come to him warranted a search ing inquiry into the methods of the state fish commission and the Michi gan department of the United States bureau of fisheries, of which F. N. Clark of Northville is superintendent. The committee held a hearing to give Clark a chance to be heard against certain provisions of the Ming flsh bill, which resulted in Clark being put through a stiff cross-examination. For Early Adjournment. The senate will try to adjourn May 1, if it can be brought about. No offi cial action was taken, but Lieut. Gov. Kelley and most 0 the senators got together In his office for a conference to discuss the matter. It was agreed that the senate could get through, but grave doubts were expressed as to what the house will do. Representative M. L. Agens Is Dead. The house adjourned out of respect to the memory of Representative M. L. Agens of Ludington, who died at his rooms In this city. Speaker Campbell named Representatives Monroe, Schantz, Raker, Perry, McNaughton and Kappler as the committee to ac company the remains to Ludington and attend the funeral. Says Women Can Vote. The attorney general's odlce disa grees with the dictum of City Attorney Taggart of Grand Rapids, who holds that women taxpayers cannot vote In the Second city this spring on the two big bond issue questions that are to come before the people there. Taggart claims they cannot vote because they are not registered voters. In the office of the attorney geenral reference Is made to Section 4 of Article III. of the new constitution, which guarantees women taxpayers the right to vote on bond issues. I. I? J PE-RU-NA For Cramp in tlm Stomach of Six Years M.iudliitf. "I was troubled with cramps in the stomach for six years. I tried man kinds of medicine, also was treated by three doctors. 'They said that I had nervous dys pepsia. I took the medicine for two years, then I got sick again and gave up all hopes of getting cured. "I saw a testimonial of a man whose case was similar to mine, being cured by Peruna, so thought I would give it a trial. I procured a bottle at once, and commenced taking it. "1 have taken nineteen bottles, and am entirely cured. I believe Peruna is all that is claimed for it." Mrs. J. C. Jamison, 61 Marchant St., Watson ville, Cal. HAD A RiGHT MERRY TIME. Presents and Souvenirs Distributed on Casey's Birthday. "Yls." began Mrs. OToole, "ye see, it was Casey's birthday yisterday, an' Casey brought home two bottles of rale stuff one inside an one outside to sillybrate the occasion, an they jlst had the toime of their Hve3 last avenln. Iv'rybody happy an Iv'rybody handin' out prisents an souvenirs of the evint to iv'rybody else! "Casey gave his wife an his mother-in-law a black eye apiece; his wife give Casey a punch In the bread basket; his mother-in-law give him a side swipe with a skillet; an Casey give the old lady another black eye to keep company with the first one; an the police come an' give Casfey.a ride to the station house; an' this mornln the Judge took a hand in the game, an' give Casey ten days! "Oh. 'twas a gran' sillybratlon they had all 'round, wld remimbrancea an souvenirs handed out regardless of ix pens or who they happened to hit!" CHILD ATE CUTICURA OINTMENT. Spread Whole Box of It on Crackers Not the Least Injury Resulted. Cuticura Thus Proven Pure and Sweet. A Now York friend of Cuticura writes: "My three year old son and heir, after being put to bed on a trip across the Atlantic, investigated the state room and located a box of graham crackers and a box of Cuticura Oint ment. When a search was made for the box, It was found empty and the kid admitted that he had eaten the contents of the entire box spread on, the crackers. It cured him of a bad cold and I don't know what else." No more conclusive evidence could bo offered that every ingredient of Cu ticura Ointment is absolutely pure, sweet and harmless. If it may be safely eaten by a young child, none but tho most beneficial results can be ex pected to attend its application to pectcd to attend Its application to even the tenderest skin or youngest Infant. Pottr Drug & Chem. Corp., So'.o l'rops., Boston. ALL THE DIFFERENCE. He Refore Jones got married he used to command a large calary. She And now? He Now ho only earns it. His wife cemmands it! Deafness Cannot Be Cured by Iwal application, as iUey cannot reach the dto eaMHt portion oC the far. There rt only one way to cure deataeM, and that ia by constitutional remrdiea. iJfAtnroa Is cauwd by an Inflamed condition ot the mucous lining ot the lOustarhlan Tube. When thin tube Is Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or im perfect hearing, and when It is entirely cloacd. Deal nets Is the result, and unless the Inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to lis normal condi tion, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cam out ot teo are caused by Catarrh, which Is nothing but an Inflamed condition ot the mucous surtaoea. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall a Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. F. J. CHENEY CO.. Toledo, a Sold by Pnieglsts. 73o. Take Hall's Family Pills tor constipation. Hope Springs Eternal. He was addressing a crowd one Sun day morning on the quay at Newcastle. "I can safely say that no man ever attempted to bribe me, gentlemen," said the speaker. "Don't be down-hearted, old chap, your luck may change," shouted a man In the crowd. Tit-Rlts. No Wonder She's Cross. The woman tvho has a thousand petty cares and annoyances while she sutfern with headache or nide ache must not be blamed if he cannot always be angelical ly amiable. Wlmt hhc needs is thoughtful iicps from her family and fuch a 8impl and natural remedy as Lane's Family Med icine, the herb tea that makes weak wom en strong and well. JSold by druggists and dealer, '25c. Questionable. "Has she a sense of humor?" "I cant tell." "Why not?" "Recause she looked serious when she told me she admired your sing ing." Important to Mothers. Examine carefully, every bottle of CASTOHIA a safe and sure remedy for Infants aDd children, and see that It ftrarfl ihn Signature ctQ&XSr&J&s?? In Use For Over :iO Years. Tho Kind You Have Always Bought Honor is but the reflection of a man's own actions shining bright in the face of all about him, and from thence rebounding upon himself. -Mer rlam. ) tcr under consideration.